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Stronger than ever!

Mark your calendars, invite your friends, and plan your menu! The 10th Annual BV Strong Community Dinner will be Monday, September 18, 2023 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

Sign up to volunteer now. Your tax-deductible donation is always welcome and very much appreciated. 

10th Annual BV Strong Community Dinner, 9/18/2023








“Just dinner.”

The simple mission of the BV Strong Community Dinner Planning Team is, “Just dinner!” We strive to create a locally-funded and locally-organized annual activity where the residents of Buena Vista come together in a nonpolitical, noncommercial, non-promotional event to share food and friendship as we celebrate and nurture a sense of community.


The dinner is free to attend and is funded entirely by donations.

Click here to GIVE.


Table Hosts welcome guests and provide place settings and food.

Click here to HOST.


A team of volunteers coordinates the dinner, sets up and cleans up.

Click here to HELP.

Thank you for ordering your #BVStrong t-shirts!

If you placed an order, it will be available for pick up at at the old Police Station, 713 E Main (Town Hall East) on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 9/13 from 10am-5pm
  • Thursday 9/14 from 10am-5pm
  • Monday 9/18 from 8am-Noon

    The order period for shirts has ended, and no additional shirts will be produced. Thank you for your support of the BV Strong Community Dinner by purchasing these great tees! We can’t wait to see them all over town!



    The dinner is FREE to attend for all our guests, and there is no charge to host a table… but it is getting more and more EXPENSIVE to put on this wonderful event for our community. In the past 2 years, the cost of table/chair rental and insurance have increased over 60%.

    A $5 donation per person, or $40 per table, would cover the cost of the entire Dinner! Donate a Plate today!

    BV Strong is funded entirely by anonymous local donations and organized by volunteers who are your neighbors and friends. The BV Strong Community Dinner is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, and your gifts are tax-deductible.

    Please make checks payable to “BV Strong Community Dinner.” THANK YOU!


    Secure online donations are accepted through PayPal. Click here to give online:


    Drop off donations at:

    High Country Bank
    516 US Hwy 24 N
    Buena Vista, CO 81211


    Contributions may be mailed to:

    BV Strong Community Dinner
    PO Box 5264
    Buena Vista, CO 81211


    Contributions may be made
    the night of the Dinner
    at secure stations
    on each street corner. 

    Host a Table

    There is no charge to host a table at BV Strong! Table Hosts fill their table with  guests. If you have open seats at your table, we will introduce you to new friends who are looking for a place!

    We encourage you to have your guests help with the meal to embrace the true community.

    Table Hosts provide the following:

    • All food and drinks
    • All tableware including plates, silverware, napkins*

    * TIP: Please bring reusable tableware to reduce waste!

    BV Strong will provide:

    • Table and 8 chairs
    • White tablecloth
    • Garbage bag and recycling
    • Reusable bag for each host

    Table Hosts and Maps

    Click the buttons below to view the complete list of table numbers listed in alphabetical order by the host’s last name, and a map of where all tables are located on E Main Street.

    Keeping the Dinner Safe & Fun for Everyone

    Just like any Monday evening in Buena Vista, town ordinances do not permit open containers or public consumption of alcohol. Bicycles must be walked through the crowded streets, and unless your Fido is a service dog, he’d be happier at home.

    Thank you for helping make this highly congested area a safe space!  

    Need a seat?

    There’s a seat for everyone at BV Strong! We encourage you to talk to your neighbors, friends and coworkers to find available seats. You can also use our Facebook group to find seats – just post what you need, and someone will reply with an invitation. It’s pretty neat, but that’s just how BV Strong works.

    Help at #BVStrong

    Seating thousands of neighbors at hundreds of tables takes an epic team of volunteers! Please consider donating your time to help with special projects, set up before the dinner, and tear down after the event.

    Please join our Facebook group for ongoing information about helping at BV Strong.

    Special Projects

    Special projects will be posted at our Facebook group as needed. We also have an email list where you can receive updates. Sign up below!

    Set Up

    Set up is on Main Street on Monday, September 18, at 1:00 pm. Volunteers unload tables and chairs and place them according to our map. We will also place a bag with information on each table.

    Clean Up

    Clean up begins at 7:00 pm, so feel free to stick around after dinner! Volunteers carefully stack chairs and return tables to the delivery trucks. We also make sure no trash is left on Main Street.

    #BVStrong by the numbers



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